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Eto’o names Iniesta as best he played with – outside of Lionel Messi

‘He made me say wow… hats off’: Samuel Eto’o names ex-Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta as best he played with – outside of Lionel Messi

  • Samuel Eto’o and Andres Iniesta played alongside each other for five years  
  • Former striker has praised the way the current Vissel Kobe midfielder plays
  • Pair won 10 trophies together at Nou Camp, including two Champions Leagues

Samuel Eto’o has named his former Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta as the best he played with – outside of Lionel Messi.

Eto’o and Iniesta played alongside each other for five years at the Nou Camp, in which they claimed 10 trophies, including two Champions League titles.

The former striker, who hung up his boots just last month, has praised the way the current Vissel Kobe midfielder plays.

Samuel Eto’o (left) named Andres Iniesta as the best he played with – outside of Lionel Messi

‘I shared a dressing-room with many great players,’ Eto’o said. 

‘If I have to choose one I would say Iniesta. He impressed me from the first day… Messi is obviously from another planet so we can put him aside. 

‘But Iniesta made me say “wow… hats off.”‘ 

Eto’o made 199 appearances for the Catalan giants while Iniesta racked up 674 appearances for Barcelona. 

Eto'o said: 'Messi (right) is obviously from another planet so we can put him aside'

Eto’o said: ‘Messi (right) is obviously from another planet so we can put him aside’

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